Become a Friend

Attend interesting talks on a variety of subjects, be invited to special events, and meet others interested in supporting this very special place by becoming a Friend of the Andersen Horticultural Library!  All interested members of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum are eligible to join.

Annual dues for the Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library (FAHL) are $15 for a household. Please print out, complete, and mail the registration form below:


Benefits include:

  • Twice a year newsletter (Spring and Fall) with articles of interest, communications for the Friends, and a calendar of events.
  • Early access to the annual Friends book sale on Thursday before the event.  The book sale raises important funds for acquisition of rare books, antique catalogs, and other items for the Library.
  • Opportunity to attend five programs with speakers on a variety of subjects related to natural history, horticulture, or libraries.​


Future FAHL events:

Friends events are open to members and their guests only unless otherwise specified.
FAHL quarterly meetings are held the fourth Monday of January, April, July, and October.

April 27, 2020, 1:00pm
Quarterly meeting and Exhibition Reception- MEETING CANCELED

July 27, 2020, 1:00pm
Annual quarterly meeting, Snyder Auditorium - MEETING CANCELED
Speaker: TBA

September 24, 2020, 3:30-6:00pm - BOOK SALE PREVIEW CANCELED
Members early access to Friends of the AHL Annual Book Sale, MacMillan Auditorium
For Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library members and Arboretum staff only
*Preview Book Sale is not open to the public or book re-sellers

September 25-27, 2020, 10am-4pm each day - BOOK SALE CANCELED
Friends of the AHL Annual Book Sale, MacMillan Auditorium
This annual sale features over 10,000 books in 30+ categories, including fiction, children's literature, history, cooking, and many more!  Proceeds support the Andersen Horticultural Library.
Open to the public

October 26, 2020, 1:00pm
Quarterly meeting, Snyder Auditorium
Speaker: TBA

Book Sale

Next Sale: Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2021

2020 Book Sale has been canceled.

Donations are not being accepted at this time.  

Collection of gently-used books, DVDs and CDs will resume on January 5, 2021.

Future donations will be accepted at the Andersen Horticultural Library, during library hours.  If you need help or have large quantities to donate, please call the library (612-301-1239) in advance to arrange a time with our staff members. We will send an acknowledgment receipt in the mail, if requested.

Thank you for your support.



Click here for past newsletters and quarterly meeting minutes.